Soon Silk maybe Marvel’s next character to get her TV series, Variety has heard from sources.
Variety has learned that Sony is developing a live-action series based on Silk which controls the rights to the Spider-Man universe. Lauren Moon is write in talks. Moon, like Silk, is Korean-American. Her previous credits include “Nice Luck” in the Freeform series and “Atypical” in the Netflix series.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with former Sony Pictures Entertainment head Amy Pascal, are executive producers under their Lord Miller production banner. Sony Pictures Television will produce where Lord Miller is under a wealthy overall contract. There is currently no network or streaming service attached but sources say that Amazon is in negotiations to acquire the project along with other possible Marvel series based on Sony controls characters.
Sony Pictures was confirmed to be in the early stages of production on a Silk standalone movie in 2018. It was also announced later the same year that Sony was creating a female-led “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” spinoff which would theoretically concentrate on Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman.
The real name of the character Silk is Cindy Moon, of Peter Parker’s Korean-American classmate. She was first published in 2014 in the comic books “The Incredible Spider-Man # 1.” She is bitten by a radioactive spider, like Parker, which gives her the power to run at tremendous speed, shoot webs from her hands, and possess an advanced Spider-Sense (known as Silk Sense). In the 2017 movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Tiffany Espensen played the lead. It’s unclear at this time if she’d be starring in the series.